Makeup holds the power to enhance, accentuate or transform. When you’re working to create the perfect look, it only makes sense for it to last as long as you’d like it to. Plus, it’s pretty discouraging when you’ve created a flawless look at 9 am only to look in the mirror by lunchtime and see that most of the makeup melted away. Thankfully, there are a few tried-and-true tips you can utilize in order to get your makeup to last all day.
When people think of primer, they often associate it with paint. Consider the concept in the same way for makeup. Makeup primer serves as a base for the eyeshadow, foundation, and other products to remain in place. Do your research to discover which primers are considered the best. You can even buy primer for specific parts of your face. If you know that you’re wearing a really detailed eyeshadow look, wear eye primer to make sure everything remains beautiful.
Your skin is the largest organ of your body. Ironically, many people don’t realize that a really good makeup job starts from the inside. If you don’t prioritize hydration, there’s no amount of makeup that will be able to conceal that. Create a habit where you drink a certain amount of water every single day. Even if you don’t eat the healthiest foods, a ton of water will help your skin look better overall. It is wise to eat as clean as possible to benefit your overall health and skin though.
When your skin is hydrated from the inside, this will make your application look a lot more even and flawless. It’s also important to prioritize proper moisturizing techniques. Upon washing the face, use a towel to gently blot the water off. While the skin is still moist, apply the respective moisturizers, hydrating serums, and SPF. This will help to lock the moisture in after cleansing.
If you are tired of trying to recreate the perfect brow strokes with the brow pencil or fix another area of your face with makeup, permanent makeup options might be an incredible choice. Find the best permanent makeup machine and artist to take care of the process for you. This isn’t an art form you want to work on perfecting if you don’t already know how to do it. A professional makeup artist who’s experienced in permanent makeup can provide a flawless, natural finish that saves you a ton of time before you leave the house each day.
Even with doing your best to perfectly prime and moisturize the face, don’t be surprised if your makeup gets a little disheveled in a few hours. One of the best ways to combat this issue and make your makeup last through the day is by taking time to touch up your makeup. Always carry a few blotting sheets with you. Blot any excess oil on your face. Reapply your SPF spray, foundation, or lipstick. It’s okay if a bit of smudging takes place. By taking ten minutes in the restroom to refresh your look, you’ll be able to move forward without missing a beat.
Setting spray is similar to the top coat of a nail polish job. It solidifies everything and brings it all together. When it’s time to use a setting spray, be sure to purchase one that works for your skin type. If you have oily skin, a setting spray for dry skin will only make you look oilier by the end of the day. Even once you reapply your makeup with a touch-up, mist your face with the setting spray in order to decrease the chances of product movement.
It is important to note that you can’t (and shouldn’t) stop natural bodily functions such as sweat. It’s perfectly natural and healthy to sweat throughout your makeup application. However, when you utilize the right tricks, sweat won’t completely desecrate the look you’ve created. Even if you pay attention to brides who look perfect for their entire day, it’s pretty common for the makeup artist to do a touch-up in between the ceremony and the reception. Still, with these tips and practice, you’ll be able to hone in on a makeup application that serves you for as long as you want it to.